What is a grapple you ask? Well, I assure you, it isn’t anything I made up. As I was grocery shopping the other day, gathering my brightly colored produce, (it always makes me happy to see a cartful of produce ranging in the greens, purples, oranges, reds and yellows) when low and behold I noticed in the apple aisle, a package with four “grapples.” My curious nature got the best of me and I just had to know what the heck a grapple was.
Sorry, if I’m a little nostalgic for the 5 minutes of my life that I can never get back to research the seemingly innocent and innovative grapple. A grapple, for those who aren’t aware, is a grape infused apple. Now, you could say, “hey, that’s innovative; two great tastes in one, like a Reeses peanut butter cup.” I would rather eat the Reeses. I would tend to agree with you if the grape flavor wasn’t a corn syrupy, artificially flavored injectible. Besides, who even wants a grape infused apple? What’s with the identity crisis? You eat either an apple, or a grape, or here’s a fresh approach, how about a fruit salad with those fruits and have a grapple salad? What’s next? A blueberry infused banana? A Bluenana or a Nanaberry? What about a pineapple infused pomengranate? A Pomapple? Ridiculous.
Here’s my nutrition tip of the day…if a fruit has ingredients listed on it….don’t buy it!